The main airlines in the world for the transport of passengers can be classified by country. According to the routes that operate, we find regional, network and large-scale airlines. Here we offer you a list of the main airlines in the world by countries.
This Spanish airline was founded in 1927 and currently leads the routes that connect Europe with South America. Its base is located at Madrid-Barajas Airport and offers flights to more than one hundred destinations in forty countries. Although it is not a low-cost airline, its frequent passengers can regularly access promotions and discounts on the purchase of tickets.
- Air Nostrum
This airline is based in Valencia and carries out operations as a franchise of the airline Iberia. Air Nostrum carries out more than three hundred daily flights and has a fleet of more than sixty aircraft of the last generation. In addition, it offers flights to destinations that are in Africa and Europe.
- Air Europe
It offers more than two hundred daily flights and has bases in the airports of Gran Canaria, Asturias, Palma de Mallorca, and Barcelona. Within its frequent routes are those that have as destination Gran Canaria and Tenerife, both north and south.
This company is considered one of the safest in the world and is headquartered in Cologne. It has more than five hundred aircraft and, together with Thai Airways International and United Airlines, is a founding member of the Star Alliance airline alliance.
- Air Berlin
After Lufthansa, Air Berlin is the second largest airline in Germany and one of the most important in Europe. Its main airport is Berlin-Tegel Airport, Berlin (Germany). Make routes to destinations mainly tourist in the Mediterranean, which also include the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, and also North America, the Caribbean, and Asia, among other international destinations.
United Kingdom Airlines
- British Airways
This airline is one of the leading airlines in the world and number one in the number of flight offers between North America and Europe. British Airways is also the most important airline in the United Kingdom and has routes to Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and the Caribbean.
- BMI Regional
This regional airline of British origin is based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Carries out passenger flights nationwide and its main base is the Aberdeen airport. Since it holds an A-type operation license, BMI Regional also carries cargo and mail transport. This company was founded in 1987 under the name Business Air and changed its name to the one it currently maintains in 2001. Currently, it is owned by the German company Lufthansa.
- Cayman Airways
It is a British airline based in the Cayman Islands (Jamaica), which are currently British territory. Its headquarters are located at the Owen Roberts International Airport, located in the Cayman Islands. This airline operates since 1968 and also operates flights for cargo transportation. Among its destinations are Colombia, Cuba, USA, Honduras, Panama, and Guatemala. It also operates domestic flights within the Cayman Islands itself and Jamaica.
- Eastern Airways
Based in the Humberside Airport, England, this airline operates regular domestic flights but also some private low-cost flights. Eastern Airways started its activity in 1997. Their international destinations are France (Angers) and Norway (Bergen, Oslo, and Stavanger). Within the United Kingdom, this airline makes flights to Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds / Bradford, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Southampton, Teesside, Aberdeen, Stornoway, Wick, and Cardiff.
This airline is headquartered at the Glasgow International Airport and is owned by British Airways. It started its activity in 1962 and operates regular flights nationally to Scotland (Aberdeen, Barra, Campbeltown, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Sumburgh, Stornoway, Tiree and Wick, among others), Northern Ireland (Derry / Londonderry ), England (Manchester) and the Isle of Man. Their international flights only arrive in Dublin and Cork, both destinations located in Ireland.
- Air France
Since its founding in 1933, Air France has transported billions of passengers within its routes in more than three hundred cities and within 85 countries. Along with airlines such as Alitalia and Aeromexico, it is part of the Sky Team alliance.
This airline is considered the second most important French airline after Air France. It is based at the Paris-Orly Airport. Among its destinations are: Antigua, Canada (Montreal), USA (Miami), Guadeloupe (Pointe a Pitre), Reunion Island (Saint Denis), Martinique (Fort de France), Madagascar (Antananarivo), Mauritius (Port Louis), Mayotte (Dzaoudzi), Saint Lucia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Senegal (Dakar) and Tunisia.
- Aigle Azur
This company, whose full name is Aigle Azur, Société Transports Aériens, is based at Paris-Orly Airport (ORY). Its foundation took place in 1946 and since the 1950s it operated international flights thanks to which it connected France with Africa and Asia. Currently, its destinations outside of Europe include Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Morocco and Tunisia. Within Europe, it operates flights within France (Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Mulhouse, Paris and Toulouse) and to Spain (Malaga) and Portugal (Funchal, Porto and Lisbon).
Other European airlines
- Austrian Airlines
Since its founding in 1957, Austrian Airlines is the Austrian flag carrier. Based at the Vienna International Airport, Austrian Airlines is a low-cost airline offering routes to Asia and Australia.
- Brussels Airlines
Airline originating in Belgium that has its main base at the Brussels Airport. Brussels Airlines has two types of services on flights to Europe: B-flex, an executive class with full services; and, B-light, a class with low cost flights that only includes basic food.
Scandinavian Airlines System started operations in August 1946 and is currently a multinational company operating in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The majority of flight offers are destined for countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.
- Qatar Airways
It is a state company whose main airport is Hamad International Airport, Doha. Currently, it has a fleet of over one hundred aircraft and operates routes to more than one hundred international destinations. It was founded in 1993 and is a member of the Oneworld alliance since 2012.
It offers services to a wide range of destinations:
Africa: Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Rwanda, Tunisia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
America: Canada, USA, Brazil and Argentina.
Asia: South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Japan.
Near East: Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman and North Yemen.
Southeast Asia: Burma, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
- Oceania: Australia.
Within Europe, it also offers routes to Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway, United Kingdom, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
- Cathay Pacific Airways
It is an Asian airline based in Hong Kong, China, which carries both passengers and cargo. Its main airport is the Hong Kong International Airport. It operates routes to more than fifty destinations, including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. It began its activity in 1946.
- Singapore Airlines
It is the main airline in Asia and one of the most important in the world. It was founded in 1947 and its main center of operations is Changi International Airport, in Singapore. It operates routes to Africa (North, East and South), America (North and South America), Asia (Near East, South and Central Asia and the Far East), Europe and Oceania.
Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is a subsidiary airline of The Emirates Group, whose entirety is owned by the Government of Dubai. It is the largest company in the Middle East and operates more than 3,000 flights a week. Operates a large number of national and international routes.
- Turkish Airlines
Its base is located at the Atatürk International Airport, in Istanbul. It has 261 destinations, of which 43 are in Turkey and the remaining 108 include countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. It was founded in 1933.
In this section, we show you a list alphabetically arranged with the main low-cost airlines in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. You can find more detailed information in the article List of companies that offer cheap flights.
- Aer Lingus
It is an Irish airline for cheap flights, based at Dublin Airport, Ireland. Part of this airline is owned by Ryanair. It offers flights within Europe and also to the USA. and Morocco.
- Aeroméxico Connect
It is a subdivision of the Mexican Aeromexico that offers mainly flights nationwide within Mexico.
- Condor Flugdienst
It is the most popular low-cost flight company within Germany. It offers flights to Europe and also to North America, Africa, South America and Asia.
This is the most popular charter company in Colombia since it was created in 2007. It offers routes nationwide.
This British airline is based at London-Luton Airport and is one of the leading airlines for cheap flights in Europe. It operates routes across Europe and also to some airports in Asia and North Africa.